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I found the sources for the afternoon session of the NYC Urban Sketchers virtual event in the book of family photos. The prompt was games or things we played with as a child. This turned out, as usual, to be a fun day and facebook was again inundated with all our sketches.

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Unknown sketchbook; Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard & Pitt brush pens

Saturday’s NYC Urban Sketchers Virtual Event took us back to school days. Any source was acceptable during this time of Covid-19 while assembling in groups and sketching outdoors is unwise and unhealthy. I google searched my old school and neighborhood the day the event was announced but found nothing that inspired me. Later on, while taking a walk, I had a brainstorm and later found exactly what I wanted in an old book of family photos.

Unknown sketchbook, Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard, Pitt brush pens

Rhodia sketchbook, Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard & Pitt brush pens

I’m going back to abandoned sketchbooks and finishing them off during this pandemic. Another one bites the dust.

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Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook, Zebra, Fudenosuke, & Pitt Brush Pens

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Talens Sketchbook, Zebra Fine, Fudenosuke & Pitt Brush Pens

The view from my front door.

Rhodia sketchbook, Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard & Pitt brush pens

Sometimes the people taking part in the virtual Figure Drawing are more interesting than the poses. Reminds me of sketching the sketchers at Figure al Fresco down at South Cove. Not this year. Sigh.

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Rhodia sketchbook, Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard & Pitt brush pens

I walked from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Barnes Collection where I tried to be discreet while using acrylic paint markers. I had some close calls. The virtual guards are very vigilant but I can be sneaky if motivated. I was exhausted from all the walking and drawing so I got an Uber to take me back to the bus. Yes. I wimped out. But I was smiling.

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Unknown sketchbook, Zebra fine brush pen, Molotow acrylic paint markers

This weekend the NYC Urban Sketchers went to Philadelphia via Zoom. I virtually got off the bus from NYC and walked along the river until I reached the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They have a nice collection of Diego Rivera lithographs which is where I spent two hours sketching and maybe learning something also. I was drawn to the bunched up “layers” of people. I am missing crowds.

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Unknown sketchbook, Zebra fine, Fudenosuke hard, Tombow & Pitt Brush Pens

referred to a photo of mine
Moleskine sketchbook, Zebra, Fudenosuke & Pitt Brush Pens